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ROD. A measure sixteen feet and a half long; a perch.

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Development of enamel is a complex organized process, where the ameloblasts lay down the enamel rods in an undulating and inter-twining path.
WSL is the opaque white appearance of enamel lesion resulting from subsurface demineralization which creates pores between enamel rods and results in changes in the optical properties of the enamel.3 Porous enamel reflects more light than sound enamel and with surface roughness results in visual chalky opaque enamel which appears clear on air drying.
(7) Cervical enamel is inherently weaker, with poorer structure and greater pore volume, and with fewer areas of gnarled enamel (interwoven enamel rods that produce stronger enamel).